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July 20, 2012 / playforth

My Nexus 7 – part one

I don’t normally do this kind of thing but I’m pretty excited about my Nexus 7 tablet so thought I’d try to live blog the process of unpacking it and using it for the first time! I ordered it from Google Play just over 2 weeks ago and it cost £159 (8GB). I plan to use it for both work (blogging, tweeting and taking notes at conferences etc) and play (er tweeting again and a bit of reading, writing, surfing and gaming).

This is the outer box:

The inner box is a pretty sexy plain matte black, which is difficult to photograph with a crap camera – light falls into it much like the black stuntship in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe:


This is the device itself, front and back view, with a Pilot V7 pen for scale:


It’s nicely curved, lighter than either an iPad or a Kindle Fire (340g) and pretty slim (just over 1cm thick):

There’s a micro USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom edge, a 4-pin connector and two microphones on the left side, and power/lock and volume keys on the right side. The speaker is on the back at the bottom.

And finally for this initial post, here’s the other stuff that you get in the box:

Once it’s charged up I’ll blog about getting it to work!


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